Chateau De Portes November 2022Chateau De Portes November 2022
©Chateau De Portes November 2022|Olivier Octobre

Our must-haves

The Cévennes are a destination of choice. Discover the must-see places during your stay.

When staying in the Cévennes, you’ll have the choice of recharging your batteries in unspoilt natural surroundings, but also taking advantage of the many activities on offer, more or less an hour’s drive away depending on the location of your accommodation.

If you’re more on a discovery tour of the region, a list of must-see visits is suggested below. It’s up to you to choose; each of these tourist sites or emblematic places is worth discovering and can be done on a day trip.

There are plenty of other sites and activities to do in the Cévennes, so diverse is this territory! Don’t miss out on some of the less-touristy but very charming places…

A little further on

Pont du GardPont du Gard
©Pont du Gard
The Pont du Gard

An ancient masterpiece listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Over 2000 years old, the bridge can be admired from above, below, from the air, from the river, by bike… Its spectacular dimensions and remarkable state of preservation are awe-inspiring.

Cirque of NavacellesCirque of Navacelles
©Cirque of Navacelles|Teddy Verneuil Lezbroz / Gard Tourisme
The Cirque de Navacelles

Drive along the Corniche des Cévennes and admire the Cirque de Navacelles, a veritable jewel of nature! This great natural site will amaze you with its 300-meter canyon carved out by the Vis River over thousands of years. Great walks and photo opportunities…

Panorama from the Observatory of Mont AigoualPanorama from the Observatory of Mont Aigoual
©Panorama from the Observatory of Mont Aigoual|Teddy_Verneuil_Lezbroz / Gard Tourisme
Mount Aigoual

Mont Aigoual rises to an altitude of 1,567 meters, and is an extraordinary site for the beauty of its scenery and extreme climatic conditions.

Hiking Mont LozèreHiking Mont Lozère
©Hiking Mont Lozère|SMAML PPN 2022 Antonin Michaud Soret Ahstudio
Mount Lozère

Situated between Le Bleymard, Florac, Pont-de-Montvert and Villefort, Mont-Lozère boasts a remarkable architectural heritage, including the castles of Aujac and Portes, and breathtaking panoramas with Mont Ventoux on the horizon.

Square house, NimesSquare house, Nimes
©Square house, Nimes

Nîmes is over two thousand years old. Two thousand years of history, architecture, art and passion. Nîmes wishes to share these two thousand years, this 21st century, by joining the national network of Villes et Pays d’Art et d’Histoire.

Arenas of ArlesArenas of Arles
©Arenas of Arles

Arles is an interesting example of how an ancient city adapted to the civilization of medieval Europe. It boasts impressive Roman monuments, the oldest of which – the arena, ancient theater and cryptoporticus – date back to the 1st century BC.

Camargue, FranceCamargue, France
©Camargue, France
The Camargue

The landscape of this region is characterized by areas of exceptional natural beauty. Here you’ll discover traditional activities and one of France’s largest bird sanctuaries.

Palace of the Popes, AvignonPalace of the Popes, Avignon
©Palace of the Popes, Avignon

Avignon was the seat of the papacy in the 14th century. The remains of the famous 12th-century bridge over the Rhône, the Petit Palais and the Romanesque cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Doms form an exceptional monumental ensemble that bears witness to the eminent role played by Avignon in Christian Europe in the 14th century.

Orange antique theaterOrange antique theater
©Orange antique theater

In the Rhone valley, the ancient theater of Orange, with its 103 m long front wall, is one of the best-preserved Roman theaters in the world.

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